November 2023 – 11/12– 11/18 – 12 Recalls (11 FDA, 1 USDA)

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 11/18/23 – Food & Beverage – Ice Cream, Yogurt, Ice Cream Bars and Gelato in a Variety of Flavors – Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
    • “We were notified by the Vermont Department of Agriculture, who was notified by the New Hampshire Department of Health on 11/14/23 that a routine sample collected by that agency of our Super Premium Mint Chocolate Chip manufactured on 9/15/23 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. As part of our investigation, we determined that preliminary testing showed that the ice cream mix purchased to make our products may contain Listeria monocytogenes.” 1
  • 11/17/23 – Drugs – OTC Pain and Fever Reliever for Infants and Kids – Due to Acetaminophen Instability.
    • “These products are being voluntarily recalled due to acetaminophen instability. The two products were manufactured and packaged for KinderFarms by a major, U.S.-based OTC pharmaceutical manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Ongoing testing of sample batches indicated some product lots were no longer in specification and may pose a health risk. Out of an abundance of caution, KinderFarms has made the decision to voluntarily recall all KinderMed Pain & Fever products.” 2
  • 11/17/23 – Food & Beverage – Whole Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines – Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
    • “The recalled peaches have been linked to an outbreak of Listeriosis that has resulted in eleven illnesses.” 3
  • 11/16/23 – Food & Beverage – Farm Raised Lightly Seasoned Atlantic Salmon Burgers – Undeclared Sesame and Milk.
    • “The problem was discovered after a vendor reported visible sesame seeds present on the product. An investigation is currently under way to discover the cause. No illnesses have been reported to date.” 4
  • 11/16/23 – Animal & Veterinary, Pet Food, Food & Beverages, Pet Food – Dry Dog, Dry Cat, and Catfish Food – Potential Salmonella contamination.
    • “The dry dog, dry cat, and catfish food recall is an expansion of an Oct. 20, 2023 limited voluntary recall that included 50-pound bags of Retriever Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe with manufacturing dates from 3277 TFP to 3278 TFP distributed in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.” 5
  • 11/16/23 – Food & Beverage – Fresh Cantaloupe – Potential Salmonella contamination.
    • “Trufresh is performing this recall after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has determined that additional cantaloupes have possible Salmonella The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s original recall of cantaloupes packaged with the same Malichita label and bearing the same PLU due to possible Salmonella contamination for cantaloupes sold to Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono.” 6
  • 11/15/23 – Dietary Supplements – SugarMD Advanced Glucose Support, Dietary Supplement – Undeclared Glyburide and Metformin.
    • “FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with glyburide and metformin. Glyburide and Metformin are active ingredients found in several FDA-approved prescription drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes. Products containing glyburide and metformin cannot be marketed as dietary supplements. Advanced Glucose Support Supplement is an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall.” 7
  • 11/15/23 – Drugs – Lubricant Eye Drops & Multi-Symptom Eye Drops – Device & Drug Safety Potential Safety Concerns.
    • “These products are being recalled due to potential safety concerns after FDA investigators found insanitary conditions.” 8
  • 11/14/23 – Food & Beverage – Golden Raisins – Undeclared Sulfites.
    • “The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found sulfites in the product which was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.” 9
  • 11/14/23 – Food & Beverage – Cantaloupe Chunks and Cubes and Fruit Mixes and Medleys Containing Cantaloupe – Potential Salmonella Contamination.
    • “In response to a notification by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Salmonella, Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company is issuing this recall. Cantaloupes recalled by Sophia Foods LLC were used as a raw material in Vinyard cantaloupe products listed below.” 10
  • 11/14/23 – Drugs – Dietary Supplements with undeclared Diclofenac – Undeclared drug, Diclofenac.
    • Information is not available in English – 11


  • 11/17/23 – Food – Meat and Poultry Jerky – Misbranding and undeclared allergens.
    • “The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a verification task where they discovered that soy was not included on the label.” 12














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